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Elkanah Smith Family
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Posted by: richard   (See more photos from richard)   2007/11/20 13:10
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This is Elkanah Smith and some of his extended family. Elkanah (1842-1924) is the gentleman on the far right, and the ladies to the far left are his wife Mary M. Stump Smith (1837-1923) and their daughter Lydia (1868-1922.)  I cannot identify any of the others at this point, so any help in that regard would be greatly appreciated.

Elkanah, a son of John Smith, along with several of his brothers moved into the Roane County area from Gilmer County sometime during the 1850's. He and Mary Stump were wed on Nov 1, 1960. The couple had 7 children. In addition to farming, Elkanah  was for some terms the assessor for the second district of Roane County and was a trustee of the Flat Fork Baptist Church.

This photo is a picture postcard, of the kind often taken by itinerant photographers, and probably dates to around 1920. In all likelihood this was taken on Elkanah's farm in the area of Smith Run/Griffith Run Road. There is at least a small measure of irony in the fact that the large white border was made by putting a special frame into the camera to leave room on the printed card to write the names and other captions. Unfortunately, the only marking on the card is on the reverse side, where the name "Ona" was written lightly in pencil.

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